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Definition: deepfake


(DEEP learning FAKE) Creating a phony video that looks real. With the increasing advancements in computer performance and techniques, face swap spftware superimposes a face onto the face of someone else in a video. The result is that anybody can be made to look like they love or hate anything. The video can be produced entirely by using actors, whose faces are replaced with a celebrity such as a movie star, politician or news anchor, and it appears very real to the casual viewer. See face swap.

Serious Future Implications
As deepfake video techniques improve, there are ominous implications for the future. Videos are highly persuasive when they "supposedly" come from prominent people. Although computer analysis can likely determine a fake video even as they get more realistic, that detection is after the fact and after the damage is done. See fake news, fake website, fake fans, deep learning and social media.




Do It Yourself
OpenFaceSwap is a Windows-based deepfake application that anyone can use to superimpose a face onto a video. This is a sample of the fill-in-the-blanks GUI-based application. For more information, visit www.deepfakes.club.